By Daniel Widrig, in collaboration with STRATASYS
Produced on a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer
Materials: VeroCyan, VeroWhite, VeroBlack and VeroYellow
Size: 1780 x 750 x 500 mm (Female), 1800 x 800 x 500 mm (Male)
Exploring a futuristic context where technological development and computational capacities continue to spiral, Descendants addresses the increasing possibility of superior artificial intelligence and technological singularity, and how future synthetic bodies might look and feel.
The elaborate humanoid figures were developed by overlapping high resolution 3D scans of male and female figures with intricate digital compositions. Bringing the digital images to life, the pieces were 3D printed using Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer. This enabled Widrig to produce the complex geometries of each piece in a range of materials, in life-size human scale. Drawing inspiration from both human form and abstract futuristic structures, Widrig combined color with rigid and flexible materials – achievable through Stratasys’ color, multi-material technology – this enabled him to create the fluid, human-like characteristics of the pieces, whilst also portraying an alien presence.